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The Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat

FOR COLLEGE SENIORS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Purpose: The Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat provides financial aid to study areas in the United States that provide seasonal habitat for threatened or endangered native birds and to tend useful information for land-management decisions.

History: Established in 1994 the estate of Frances M. Peacock of Barrington, Illinois, former GCA Director and member of the Garden Club of Barrington.

Provisions: Provides financial aid to at least one scholar for $4500 annually. In special instances because of two unusually fine candidates or two candidates working on one project, the award may be divided between two candidates.

Eligibility: Open to college seniors and graduate students only (second-semester juniors may apply for their senior year). Eligibility is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in a U.S. - based institution.

To Apply: See About the Peacock Scholarship and How to Apply. Application deadline is January 15 preceding the proposed period of study. Awardees will be notified no later than March 31.  PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE GCA SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR AWARD MAY BE APPLIED FOR ANNUALLY.

Selection: Selection is made by a team of reviewers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which also administers the scholarship. The selection is reviewed and approved by the GCA Scholarship Committee.

Fund: The Frances M. Peacock Fund is managed by the GCA.

Contact: Prof. Irby Lovette, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-1999. Email ijl2@cornell.edu, website: http://www.birds.cornell.edu

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Scholarship Opportunities Abound

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships, awarding more than $330,000 to 86 scholars in 2017.

For example, the GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies funds a graduate student annually at $5,000 to support field-based wetlands research. Read more about the four 2017 recipients: Janet Walker, in the Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology at the University of California, Davis, and San Diego State University; Samantha Apgar, doctoral candidate, the University of Connecticut; Elisabeth B. Powell, a master's student in the Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science Department at Drexel University; and Nate Stott, a master's student at Bowling Green State University.

GCA Scholarships are available in medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research.